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Gov Emmanuel tasks CBN on food security

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria to explore non-conventional approaches to agriculture and create policy direction that would facilitate food security in the country.

The governor stated this while declaring open a three-day Seminar which was held at the Ibom Icon Hotels and Golf Resort, Uyo, on Wednesday.

Governor Emmanuel, who was represented by his deputy, Moses Ekpo, said that a new approach has become imminent in order to stimulate productivity in the all-important Agric sector, and further explained that he has used the past six years of his administration to emphasize the need for responsible governments not to avoid or negate that all-important social responsibility.

FEC Approves 5G Policy for Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy.

The 5G Policy in which the implementation is with immediate effect was approved at the Council meeting on Wednesday, following the presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Technical Assistant (on Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi.

The statement stated that the National Policy has been developed over a period of 2 years, due to the need for extensive stakeholder engagement and the need to ensure adequate public awareness and sensitization.

Electronic voting possible in Nigeria, says El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, says electronic voting is possible in Nigeria, with the right determination.

According to him, the success recorded in the last Local Government election conducted via electronic voting in the state, was a demonstration that it was possible across the country.

The governor who made the statement in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday to thank the people of the state for giving the All Progressive Congress (APC), victory at the polls, welcomed the election as a unifying moment, and described the results from Kaduna South Senatorial District in particular, as significant in advancing political consensus in the state and overcoming divisions.

He also commended the electorates for showing, for the second time, that there was no obstacle to the successful adoption of electronic voting technology in Nigeria.

NFF admits Ahmed Musa’s 100 caps record error
The Nigerian Football Federation said FIFA was right in its counting, in a statement titled, ‘NFF defers to FIFA on Ahmed Musa’s record’.

While the Nigerian Football Federation earlier said Musa had made 100 appearances for the Eagles, FIFA said he had 98 caps for the national team after featuring in Nigeria vs Cape Verde 2022 World Cup qualifier.

NFF in a statement on Wednesday said deferred to FIFA’s own record of 98 caps for Super Eagles’ captain Ahmed Musa, after the nullification of two of the matches he played in which should have made his tally 100.

ECOWAS suspends Guinea, announces mediation mission

The Burkinabe Foreign Minister, Alpha Barry, on Wednesday after a virtual crisis summit said West Africa bloc ECOWAS has decided to suspend Guinea following a recent coup in the country.

Barry told newsmen that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will also send a mediation mission to Guinea on Thursday, in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou.

The move comes after Guinean special forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady seized power on Sunday and arrested president Alpha Conde, sparking international condemnation.


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